Delhi Sultanate: Administration– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The historian Barani did not consider the state of India under Delhi Sultans as truly Islamic because :

(a) The majority of the population did not follow Islam
(b) The Muslim theologists were often disregarded
(c) The Sultan supplemented the Muslim law by framing his regulations
(d) religious freedom was accorded to non-Muslims

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


2. Most of the rulers (amirs) and sultans of the Sultanate period belonged to the class

(a) Turkish
(b) Mongols
(c) Tatars
(d) Arabs

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


3. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Dewan-i-Bandagan – Tughluq
(b) Dewan-i-Mustakhraj – Balban
(c) Dewan -i-Kohi – Alauddin Khilji
(d) Dewan-i-Arz – Muhammad Tughluq

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2001]


4. Who created the Department of Diwan-i-Arz in the Delhi Sultanate?

(a) Balban
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Alauddin Khilji
(d) Firuz Tughluq

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


5. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched:

(a) Diwan-i-Mushtakharaj – Alauddin Khilji
(b) Diwan-i-Amir Kohi – Muhammad Bin Tughluq
(c) Diwan-i-Khairat – Firuz Tughluq
(d) Diwan-i-Riyasat – Balban

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


6. Match List-I and List-II and choose your answer from the codes given below:
  List-I                                                                           List-II

A. Diwan-i-Arz 1. Dealt with religious matters
B. Diwan-i-Risalat 2. Dealt with the state’s correspondence
C. Diwan-i-Insha 3. Dealt with the Finance Dept
D. Diwan-i-Wizarat  4. Dealt with the Military Dept

(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 1 2 3

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]


7. ‘Diwan-E-Arj’ department was associated with:

(a) Royal correspondence
(b) Foreign
(c) Defence
(d) Finance

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


8. Which one of the following dynasties saw the heyday of the Wizarat:

(a) The Ilbari
(b) The Khalji
(c) The Tughluq
(d) The Lodi

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


9. Which of the following indicates taxes levied on the land product?
i. Kharaj
ii. Khums

iii. Ushr
iv. Muktai

Select your answer from the following codes –

(a) Only i
(b) ii and iii
(c) i, ii and iii
(d) I, iii, and iv

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


10. Which medieval king of India introduced the ‘Iqta system’?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Alauddin Khilji
(d) None of these

[U. P. P. C. S. (Pre) 2010]


11. Which one of the following is NOT the characteristic of the ‘Iqta System’?

(a) Iqta was a revenue collection system
(b) Siyasatnama was the source of information for the Iqta system
(c) Revenue from Iqta was directly deposited in Sultan’s account
(d) Muqti was supported to maintain troops out of the revenue collected from Iqta

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


12. Consider the following statements:
1. In the revenue administration of the Delhi Sultanate, the in charge of revenue collection was known as ‘Amil’.
2. The Iqta system of Sultans of Delhi was an ancient indigenous institution.
3. The office of ‘Mir Bakshi’ came into existence during the reign of Khalji Sultans of Delhi.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


13. Supreme rural officials of land revenue in the Sultanate period?

(a) Chaudhary
(b) Ravat
(c) Malik
(d) Patwari

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2004]


14. ‘Sharb’ was a tax levied on:

(a) Trade
(b) Irrigation
(c) Non-Muslims
(d) Industry

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


15. Zawabits were concerned with :

(a) State laws
(b) Law regulating mansab system
(c) Laws regulating mint house
(d) Agricultural taxes

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1997, 39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


16. Hadis is –

(a) Islamic Law
(b) Settlement Law
(c) Tax of Sultanate period
(d) Mansabdar
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


17. Fawazil in the Sultanate period meant :

(a) Extra payment to the nobles
(b) Revenue assigned in lieu of salary
(c) Excess amount paid to the exchequer by the Iqtadars
(d) Illegal exactions extracted from the peasants

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


18. Find out the two main currencies of the Sultanate the period from the code given below :

1. Dam 2. Jital
3. Rupiya 4. Tanka
Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 4

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


19. Who among the following started the ‘Tanka’ silver coin?

(a) Alauddin Khilji
(b) Qutbuddin Aibak
(c) Iltutmish
(d) Balban

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]


20. Who was the medieval king responsible for introducing the silver coin called ‘Tanka’ in North India?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Raziyya
(c) Alauddin Khilji
(d) Muhammad Tughluq

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


21. Coins-Tanka, Shashgani, and Jital of the Sultanate period were made of which of the following metals-

(a) Silver, Copper
(b) Gold, Silver, Copper
(c) Silver, Zink, Copper
(d) Gold, Zink, Copper

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


22. On whose coins is the name of the last Caliph of Baghdad appeared for the first time?

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Alauddin Masud Shah

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]